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Eiffel Tower

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The Eiffel Tower was built in 1887 as the entrance arch to the Exposition
Universelle, the World's Fair. The engineer, Gustave Eiffel, prepared its
unique design to enable it to take the high wind velocity at the height
of 324 meters even if it allows for a sway of 2-3 inches in high wind.
The ‘eyesore’ for the Parisians at the time of its construction is now a
monument linked to many historical events and structure that represents
France, and more particularly Paris, all ove...


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Paris hotels, Paris accommodation, hotels in Paris.


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The Eiffel Tower was built in 1887 as the entrance arch to the Exposition
Universelle, the World's Fair. The engineer, Gustave Eiffel, prepared its
unique design to enable it to take the high wind velocity at the height
of 324 meters even if it allows for a sway of 2-3 inches in high wind.
The ‘eyesore’ for the Parisians at the time of its construction is now a
monument linked to many historical events and structure that represents
France, and more particularly Paris, all over the world.

With well over 67 hundred thousand tourists in the year 2006, Eiffel
Tower is a must visit for anyone going to Paris. The tower has three
stories, with the first two accessible by stairs and lifts while the top
floor is only accessible by lifts. With the popularity of the monument,
you can expect to face queues but the end view from the top of the tower
is a worthwhile experience.

The view is not all the Eiffel Tower offers though, there is a skating
rink on the first floor during winters and the facility is free to use.
Apart from the rink, there is the Altitude 95 on the first floor, a
restaurant able to cater to up to 200 people. The second floor has a
reservations only restaurant, with a private lift, for people looking for
the perfect candle lit dinner. In addition, a post office, a photo studio
and souvenir shops are all scattered over the first two floors of the
tower. The view from the top, as expected, is phenomenal but the one from
the grounds around the tower is no less intimidating, yet splendid. The
highlights of the display are the lights that sparkle to mark the Eiffel
Tower in the skyline for a few minutes every hour during the night.

For those planning a tour of the Eiffel Tower, Le Marquis Hotel Paris is
a very convenient and luxurious option to stay at. The hotel is walking
distance from the Tower and Champs De Mars, with access to other tourist
attractions in the city through the metro. For restaurant dining, the
guests have the option to dine indoor or on the sheltered patio as they
please. The rooms are well equipped with modern luxury facilities, making
Le Marquis Hotel Paris instrumental for your memorable tour to Paris.

				
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